Midsized firms operate in the same hypercompetitive, digital environment as large enterprises—but with fewer technical and budget resources to draw from. That’s why it is essential for IT leaders to leverage best-practice processes and models that can help them support strategic business goals such as agility, innovation, speed-tomarket, and always-on business operations. A hybrid IT implementation can provide the infrastructure flexibility to support the next generation of high-performance, data-intensive applications. A hybrid foundation can also facilitate new, collaborative processes that bring together IT and business stakeholders.
• Moving from legacy to cloud infrastructure is a huge win for business, but the process requires a fundamental shift in organizational culture and business processes both inside and outside IT. In fact, managing this change may be the biggest challenge your company faces when moving to the cloud, unless you're equipped with the resources that make for a simple, successful transition.
• Here's our tried-and-true 3-step approach proving that change doesn't have to be hard. Download now to start your easy, secure and efficient move to the cloud.
The widespread use of mobile devices — smartphones and tablets — provides anytime, anywhere computing and communications resources for individuals worldwide. Both smartphones and tablets have made the transition from a personal resource, acquired and supported by consumers, to a professional resource, provided and supported by employers. For midsize firms around the world, those with 100–999 employees, mobile resources play a key role in improving workplace productivity as well as allowing greater flexibility in how and where work is done.
New collaboration resources also allow staff in different locations to work together as efficiently and effectively as staff in the same office. The challenge for IT management is how best to coordinate the different collaborative and mobile resources and provide secure management of mobile devices and collaboration tools while enhancing workforce agility and productivity.
For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible. Like larger companies, midsize firms must make sure that they are effectively coordinating on-premise, public cloud, and private cloud capabilities. Unlike large companies, though, midsize firms are limited in both financial and technical resources to design and coordinate effective solutions to meet specific needs. Rather than invest in a major overhaul of their IT environments, midsize firms have to move incrementally, supplementing current resources with new cloud and on-premise capabilities that provide the performance needed to prosper in an increasingly competitive environment.
Companies are increasingly using outside contractors and suppliers stay competitive, which means granting third-parties access to applications via VPN or VDI. This reliance causes increased complexity and burden on the Enterprise team while also creating additional security risk, as third-party access creates additional points of entry to an organization’s network.
Read this solution brief to learn about a new painless, secure approach to remote access.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
The ever-rising tide of demands on IT organizations is creating constant pressure on their leaders to upgrade or replace their outmoded legacy systems with new infrastructure technologies that will allow them to keep pace with the speed of business. It is no longer sufficient to manage basic business applications and resources such as ERP, email, and silos of heterogeneous data. The bar has been raised higher than ever, and the role of IT is evolving to meet it. As a result, IT must support applications and services that make it possible for the business to provide new, diverse customer experiences while generating expanding revenues via the emergent crown jewels of business: big data, cloud, and mobility.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
Innovative companies around the world have embraced a modernized, business-centric approach to IT, delivering orchestrated solutions that help achieve better business results. Now, more efficient and agile servers support this innovation by combining compute, storage, and networking resources to manage entire IT environments as programmable elements that are flexibly tailored to meet changing business demands. With HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers, you can redefine your IT infrastructure so that it’s converged, software-defined, cloud-ready, and workload-optimized. HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers can help organizations align IT infrastructures with key business outcomes: running operations efficiently, accelerating IT service delivery, and increasing business productivity and performance.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
Are you asking the right questions about your data center?
• Would you like your IT infrastructure to be faster and more agile?
• Would you like to improve your cost structure?
• Do you plan to adopt a hybrid IT infrastructure and become a service provider for your business?
To adapt to and compete in our ultra-connected, data-driven, and digital world, you need to effectively plan, build, integrate, and manage your facilities, platforms, and systems to efficiently align your infrastructure resources.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
To free up staff resources to focus on strategic business initiatives, many IT leaders are considering engaging a partner to handle ongoing data center maintenance and optimization. But, too often, data center management services fall short of expectations. Standard care services may be limited in scope, and may not support the range of legacy hardware already in the data center. Conversely, complex managed or outsourced services may involve a costly, fully-customized engagement, in which costs are unpredictable, and control is wrested away from the enterprise. Finally—and perhaps most importantly—many data center management service providers seem to lack the innovative spark that will ensure continuous improvement to data center operations.
Many procurement departments are still using traditional manual processes or outdated technology. The result? Rogue spending, missed discounts from supplier contract pricing, reconciliation headaches, and the list goes on.
These business risks are driving more organizations towards the cloud-based, secure, and workflow-friendly world of eProcurement solutions. These solutions are saving money and resources, improving use of budgets and personnel, enabling centralization, and using data to improve and streamline end-to-end purchasing processes.
Download this report to learn about:
Procurement trends from 400 organizations surveyed
Operational and cost-savings benefits of eProcurement
Leading features and functionality in eProcurement
Adoption best practices and how to get started
Business Spend Management Improves Visibility and Control Over Spend for Financial Leaders
Closing the books can be a tedious, manual process when accrual balances don’t match AP balances and a backlog of invoices cause an increase in resource hours.
Get insight on how Salesforce and Ionis Pharmaceuticals leverage business spend management to streamline the financial close.
Read this eBook to learn how to:
• Automate spend processes to cut heavy manual workloads
• Gain full visibility and control over spend
• Move from transactional “spreadsheet jockey” to strategic management
• Minimize risk associated with missed accruals
A hybrid infrastructure strategy needs to define your right mix of cutting edge infrastructure, power your right mix with the best internal and external resources and optimize your right mix with leading management tools to ensure success every step of the way. Download now to learn more!
For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible.
Managing infrastructure has always brought with it frustration, headaches and wasted time. That’s because IT professionals have to spend their days, nights and weekends dealing with problems that are disruptive to their applications and organization and manually tune their infrastructure. And, the challenges increase as the number of applications and reliance on infrastructure continues to grow.
Luckily, there is a better way. HPE InfoSight is artificial intelligence (AI) that predicts and prevents problems across the infrastructure stack and ensures optimal performance and efficient resource use.
Today’s leading-edge organizations differentiate themselves through analytics to further their competitive advantage by extracting value from all their data sources. Other companies are looking to become data-driven through the modernization of their data management deployments. These strategies do include challenges, such as the management of large growing volumes of data. Today’s digital world is already creating data at an explosive rate, and the next wave is on the horizon, driven by the emergence of IoT data sources. The physical data warehouses of the past were great for collecting data from across the enterprise for analysis, but the storage and compute resources needed to support them are not able to keep pace with the explosive growth. In addition, the manual cumbersome task of patch, update, upgrade poses risks to data due to human errors. To reduce risks, costs, complexity, and time to value, many organizations are taking their data warehouses to the cloud. Whether hosted lo
Data is a driver of growth and change that is quickly becoming the world's most valuable resource. As such, finance leaders face increased pressure to value data as an asset on their balance sheets and use it to drive business strategy. To capitalize on the power of data, learn how to pinpoint where you are today. what steps you can take to reach your goals and how to measure success.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
Miercom was engaged by Cisco Systems to independently configure, operate and assess aspects of campus-scale, wireless and wired network infrastructures from Cisco and Huawei Technolgies.
Our evaluation found that, where Cisco and Huawei both offer all the comparable components for building a campus-wide, wireless and wired, network infrastructure, test after test found that the Cisco package offers certain positive advantages that Huawei does not.
Cisco showcased superior performance against the Hauwei wireless solution with a highly developed resource management, hardware, software and security platform to provide the most optimized, trustworthy system to ever customer.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
Web application and DDoS attacks hit enterprises without warning or reason. Most Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks require little skill to launch with attackers can simply rent resources from DDoS-for-hire sites at a low cost.. In comparison, DDoS attacks typically result in:
• Operational disruption
• Loss of confidential data
• Lost user productivity
• Reputational harm
• Damage to partner and customer relations
• Lost revenue
Depending on your industry, that could add up to tens of thousands of dollars in damage – and in some cases it could be millions. Only 2% of organizations said their web applications had not been compromised in the past 12 months – 98% said they had.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Sep 12, 2016
Cloud computing is transforming IT in terms of how services are delivered, how infrastructure is deployed and managed, and how IT organizations structure themselves. For the purposes of this study, Forrester is defining a cloud solution as having three major characteristics: “self-service access, full automation of processes and policies, and metering and tracking of usage.”1 It then becomes a question of whether you manage your cloud(s) yourself, outsource it, or use a hybrid combination of private and public cloud resources.
Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) face many challenges as they adapt to today’s new style of doing business. Shifting government regulations, threats to network security, requirements for 24x7 application availability and the demands for new methods to work with customers, suppliers and employees require ongoing investments in IT. These issues impact SMBs even harder because of budget constraints and limited IT resources. SMB’s who learn how to efficiently utilize IT assets and increase IT productivity will be successful.
More and more IT is becoming an important competitive tool and strategic resource for small and medium businesses. Learn how HP helps increase the productivity of IT staff without driving up costs through the use of the HP ProLiant Gen9 servers.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 03, 2016
Small and midsize businesses grapple with the same massive data growth that’s challenging larger organizations, yet they have fewer resources to devote to managing the deluge. A new option from Dell EMC, powered by an Intel® Xeon® processor, is finally giving SMBs access to storage area network technology that’s affordable and easy to manage. Read this white paper to learn more now, including what this technology can offer in terms of benefits, performance, and more.
Technology transitions—such as cloud, mobility, big data, and the Internet of Things—bring together people, processes, data, and things to make resources and connections more valuable to your business. They also challenge the role of IT in the enterprise. For your IT department to stay relevant to your lines of business, it must deliver value faster and invest in innovation. Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) integrated infrastructure makes it possible to deliver Fast IT—a new IT model that transforms your data center infrastructure into an environment that is fast, agile, smart, and secure. You can break down the IT barriers that are holding your business back and create solutions that capture the value of new connections and information.
This white paper presents IDC’s analysis of the business value organizations are achieving by using Cisco UCS as a platform for SAP HANA and other SAP Business Suite applications. This analysis is based on IDC’s interviews with 12 Cisco UCS customers. These organizations are all relatively large organizations (1,500–85,000 employees), with an average of 25,383 employees. Interviewees represent a variety of industries: natural resources, agriculture, energy, government, automotive, retail, food and beverage, distribution, technology, healthcare, and IT. These organizations are based in the United States, EMEA, Mexico, and Brazil.